Vaccines, mask wearing by choice “will work for us”

As for the possibility of another COVID lockdown almost two years after the start of the pandemic, “You have to leave it on the table, but I don’t see it,” Gov. Phil Murphy said during a television appearance on Fox News on Sunday.

“Among other reasons – we have a very high degree of vaccination, people are being strengthened, which clearly gives another layer of protection against that,” Murphy told Fox News host Bret Baier.

The governor said the virus has humiliated “all of us” and understands the fatigue from COVID, which he is also feeling, so long after the health crisis was officially marked as arriving in New Jersey in March 2020 .

Murphy said he was in the “largest mall in North America” ​​over the weekend with a high rate of mask-wearing and that for a majority of residents “As tired as they are. , they broadly accept what you need to do to push it back.

He said “at the moment we think it will work for us”.

Murphy did not say whether the mall he was describing was American Dream in East Rutherford, which is among the largest malls on the continent.

As of Sunday, there were 6,533 new confirmed cases and 988 new probable cases, based on COVID test results statewide.

There have also been 1,852 COVID patients hospitalized, including 343 in intensive care units.

This is double the number of hospitalizations and intensive care patients from a year ago, respectively.

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The first COVID vaccinations had just started for healthcare workers a few days earlier, as 7,606 doses of Pfizer had been administered as of December 18, 2020.

As of Sunday, 14.7 million doses of the vaccine had been administered statewide, including nearly two million boosters or three doses of Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson and Johnson, combined. These doses affect 6.35 million fully vaccinated people who live, work or study in the state.

Almost 292,000 pediatric doses have also been given to children aged 5 to 11 years.

Asked about the current legal battles over the federal vaccine mandate, Murphy said his reaction was not “as shrill as perhaps others.”

He said there had been a high “adoption rate” of the state’s current requirements, which still offer public sector workers and educators the option to get vaccinated or test weekly for COVID- 19.

In New Jersey, face masks have been no longer required in many outdoor and indoor environments since the end of May, with the exception of schools, health care facilities, public transportation, daycares, correctional facilities and shelters for homeless.

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COVID-19 vaccines began delivery in the United States on December 14, 2020. The rapid rollout came just over a year after the virus was first identified in November 2019. The The impressive speed with which vaccines have been developed has also left a lot of people with a lot of questions. The questions range from practical questions – how will I get vaccinated? – scientific questions – how do these vaccines work?

Read on for the answers to 25 common questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.

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